Suzi Quatro (album)

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Suzi Quatro
Studio album by Suzi Quatro
Released October 1973
Recorded 1973
Studio Audio International Studio, London[1]
Genre Glam rock[2]
Length 50:19
Label Rak
Suzi Quatro chronology
Suzi Quatro
Singles from Suzi Quatro
  1. "Can the Can"
    Released: 1973
  2. "48 Crash"
    Released: 1973
  3. "All Shook Up"
    Released: 1974
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
Otago Daily Times (New Zealand) favourable[3]
Robert Christgau B [4]

Suzi Quatro is the debut solo studio album by the American glam rock singer-songwriter and bass guitarist of the same name. It was originally released in late 1973, by the record label Rak. The album was titled Can the Can in Australia.

Critical reception[edit]

In a contemporary review for The Village Voice, music critic Robert Christgau gave the album a "B" and wrote that "nothing in her own songwriting equals the one-riff rock of the two Chapman-Chinn singles, especially "48 Crash," and the last time I got off on someone dressed entirely in leather was before John Kay started repeating himself."[4] In a retrospective review for AllMusic Dave Thompson gave the album four and half stars and wrote that "Suzi Quatro remains one of the most nakedly sexual albums of the entire glam rock epoch -- and one of the hottest debuts of the decade."[2]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Suzi Quatro and Len Tuckey; except where indicated

Side one[edit]

  1. "48 Crash" (Mike Chapman, Nicky Chinn) - 3:54
  2. "Glycerine Queen" - 3:47
  3. "Shine My Machine" - 3:49
  4. "Official Suburbian Superman" - 3:05
  5. "I Wanna Be Your Man" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) - 3:09
  6. "Primitive Love" (Mike Chapman, Nicky Chinn) - 4:13

Side two[edit]

  1. "All Shook Up" (Otis Blackwell, Elvis Presley) - 3:48
  2. "Sticks & Stones" - 3:41
  3. "Skin Tight Skin" - 4:21
  4. "Get Back Mama" (Quatro) - 5:52
  5. "Shakin' All Over" (Johnny Kidd)[5] - 3:33
  6. "Can the Can" (Mike Chapman, Nicky Chinn) - 3:34


  • The first press UK issue (SRAK 505) omitted "Can the Can" and included "Rockin' Moonbeam" instead.
  • An Australian release included both "Rockin' Moonbeam" and "Can the Can" as songs 5 & 7 on side two. The cover included the words "can the can" above Len Tuckey, but was otherwise identical to the version pictured above.
  • The album peaked at #32 in the UK album charts, #4 in Germany, and #5 in the Netherlands; along with entering the top 150 in America, and the top 10 in Australia.


  • Suzi Quatro - Bass, Lead Vocals
  • Len Tuckey - Guitar, Slide Guitar, Backing Vocals
  • Alastair McKenzie - Electric Piano, Grand Piano, Mellotron, Backing Vocals
  • Dave Neal - Drums, Backing Vocals


  • Engineer – Pete Coleman
  • Mastered by – Chris Blair
  • Producer – Mike Chapman, Nicky Chinn
  • Cover Photography – Gered Mankowitz

production notes[edit]

Produced at Audio International Studio, London
Mastered at EMI Studios, Abbey Road [6]

Source: Suzi Quatro's Suzi Quatro album cover


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Finland (Musiikkituottajat)[7] 1× gold 20,000[7]

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ Discogs - Suzi Quatro 2011 remastered album
  2. ^ a b c Thompson, Dave. "Suzi Quatro - Suzi Quatro: Release Information, Reviews and Credits: AllMusic". Ann Arbor, USA: Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 8 September 2012. 
  3. ^ Harford, Jeff. "Urban warrior queen opened gateway, Otago Daily Times Online News: Otago, South Island, New Zealand & International News". Dunedin, New Zealand: Allied Press. Retrieved 8 September 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Christgau, Robert. "Robert Christgau: Consumer Guide: Suzi Quatro". New York, United States: Robert Christgau, Dean of American Rock Critics. Retrieved 8 September 2012. 
  5. ^ Ruhlmann, William. "Shakin' All Over - The Guess Who : Listen, Appearances, Song Review : AllMusic". Ann Arbor, USA: Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  6. ^ Discogs - Suzi Quatro 1973 Germany release
  7. ^ a b "Suzi Quatro" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 2013-08-28. 

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